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Samurai Blue Sushi & Sake Bar

1600 E 8th Ave Ste C208, Tampa, FL 33605 (Historic Ybor)
(813) 242-6688
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Ranked #94 of 1,972 Restaurants in Tampa
Price range: $21 - $30
Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Historic Ybor
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English first
Lakeland, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The best place for saki and sushi...and overall good time...Sunny the bartender will take care of you if your not looking for the whole show and are just trying to eat and run...great service...a bit loud at times but worth it for the food.

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Venice, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This restaurant is in an old cigar factory so it has 50+ foot ceilings with insets for the sushi bar, drink bar and booths. Sushi is amazing, always interesting presentations. Be prepared to wait for a table on friday and saturday nights. Very busy place. However is open til 2 am most nights for late night dining.

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Melbourne, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Came to Ybor City to kill some time while the kids were at a skate park. Hence I was solo. Ate at the sushi bar. The fish was fresh and extremely delicious! Had a crunchy spicy salmon roll, a spicy conch roll and yellowtail sashimi. The pieces of fish were quite big. Definitely come again. Great modern atmosphere too.

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Tampa, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

The sushi here is outstanding. Always fresh and delicious!! Some favorites are the Key West roll, Blue Moon roll and the volcano. The spicy tuna handroll is also a must have. Try a lychee martini too!

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

My husband and I visited here while visiting Tampa on weekend. The service was great and our server was very knowledgeable. The sushi we had was very fresh and tasty. strongly recommend their specialty rolls: blue moon roll and spontaneous combustion roll.

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Spring Hill, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Staying overnight at a nearby hotel, did a search with my tripadvisor app for nearby restaurants and stumbled upon Samurai Blue Sushi & Sake Bar. Had a nice walk through Ybor City and had a phenomenal meal! Read some other reviews about terrible service, but we experienced a friendly efficient staff. No complaints from us! I will definitely go back... More

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Bar Harbor, Maine
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

I was vacationing in Orlando for a couple of days and was craving sushi...good sushi. Went online and read some rave reviews on Samurai Blue so I did the hour or so drive to Tampa to check it out. It was a Saturday evening and despite the fact I called last minute for reservations, they managed to fit me in.... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014 via mobile

I had lunch there on New Years Day and was very happy with the food...no complaints. Great sushi rolls, tempura, and noodle soup. Service was however slow which was surprising as there were only two tables seated. Also, the music they play was abnoxiously loud; our waitress agreed but said she couldn't control that.....? We will go back solely for... More

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Tampa, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

We stopped in for a late lunch a little before their mid-day closing time of 2pm. The server was gracious, and the food rally good. The sushi came eight portions to an order and it was just enough. The ginger was fresh and crunchy, the wasabi with an appropriate bite, and the sushi cold and tasty. We'll be back for... More

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Sarasota, FL
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213 reviews 213 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

This is a pretty cool place. Lots of places in Ybor have great atmosphere provided there aren't any gang shootings going on in the vicinity. This sushi bar is in a tall brick building, so the ceilings are about 20-30 feet tall. Some booths for privacy and regular tables. They are late night, open and serving until 2 AM, and... More

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